Mt. Juliet Police Officers Graduate from Police Academy


Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – The Mt. Juliet Police Department is proud to announce that three officers have graduated from the 10-week Basic Police School at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) in Nashville.

Mt. Juliet’s newest police officers Richard Lutz, Cody Mang, and Cameron Porter along with over 80 other law enforcement officers across the state of Tennessee took part in a graduation ceremony for Basic Police School 1771 held at TLETA today. Officer Mang was elected as the class vice-president and received one of the highest scores on the emergency vehicle operations course. Officer Lutz was a group leader and received one of the highest scores on the physical fitness course.


(L-R) Chief Hambrick, Officer Mang, Officer Porter, Deputy Chief Mullins, Officer Lutz, and Lieutenant Chandler

Prior to becoming a police officer, Officer Lutz served in the United States Navy. Officer Mang is a former police dispatcher, and he served in the United States Marine Corps. Officer Porter is a former correctional officer with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.

“Officer Lutz, Mang, and Porter represented our department and Mt. Juliet very well while attending the police academy, “ stated Police Chief James Hambrick. “I’m proud of their achievements and to have them as a member of our family. They are ready to serve and be great servants to our community.”

TLETA provides the technical and tactical training as well as the ethical and professional standards for law enforcement that are necessary for success.

“Serving as a law enforcement officer is one of the most challenging and rewarding careers someone can choose,” stated TLETA Director Brian Grisham. “TLETA gives its graduates the training needed to make good choices in the midst of high-pressure situations. I congratulate the students of Basic Police School Class 1771 for their commitment, dedication and accomplishments.”

Starting on Sunday, October 11th, 2015, five additional Mt. Juliet police officers will begin the 10-week Basic Police School at the TLETA.